By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission.
Armed police have been deployed to an incident on Auckland’s North Shore after some schools were placed in lockdown.
Police on the corner of Bardia Street and Lake Road in Belmont, Auckland. Photo: RNZ
Takapuna Grammar, Belmont Intermediate, Bayswater Primary School, and Northcote Intermediate all went into lockdown just after 11am.
About 15 minutes later, the schools posted on Facebook saying the lockdown had lifted.
They said the lockdown was due to a police incident in the area.
Bayswater and Belmont’s posts said everyone was safe.
Belmont Intermediate principal Nick Hill sa
Takapuna Grammar said students were safely inside buildings as instructed by police and the Ministry of Education.
Northcote is yet to annouce it has lifted its lockdown.
Police confirmed there had been a lockdown.
Locals described seeing police cars speeding through the area.